[Mono-list] Help needed with XSLT transformations(documentation browser)

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
16 Oct 2002 02:23:49 -0400


> I'm curious, why are you going for a GtkHtml implementation? I would
> have thought that a simple DHTML/CSS implementation would be much
> simpler, more portable and have the added benefit that the docs
> go-mono.com web page would be identical to those in the distribution. It
> seems a little over the top to be implementing a documentation browser
> when all you're doing is displaying web pages. Of course, search may be
> a little tricky ;-)

Oh, do not get me wrong.

GtkHTML is just a lightweight HTML rendering engine that does not
support CSS, so we need it to look decent for those of us that will be
using the documentation in our day-to-day work on Linux.

The Web-based interfaces lack the agility that you get from a native GUI
tool to browse your documentation.  

I have no problems if we take later the scripts and generate a full
documentation set that is web-browsable (in fact, it might just be part
of the process), but we need a command-line and GUI tools that we can
use natively on Linux when disconnected from the Web (and that has
better interactions than a web page).